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Exhibits

The exhibits at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History provide an objective, accessible window into the past, present, and future of nuclear science. They cover everything from the very origins of atomic theory, the complexity of the political scenarios contributing to World War II, the height of the Cold War, to modern-day advances in nuclear medicine – and even begin to speculate about the future of this fascinating and exciting field. The Museum gives its visitors a memorable and vivid understanding of nuclear science and history.

Whether the exhibition is permanent or temporary, there is always something to see and learn at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History!

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Coming Soon: America’s Road: The Journey of Route 66 (May 14 - September 25)

Visitors will share in the history and fascination of one of the world's most famous highways, and everyone will experience stories, artifacts, music, images and interactive components that tell the story of the iconic Route 66.

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Heritage Park

Complete with planes, rockets, missiles, cannons and nuclear sub sail, this exhibit will attract plane buffs and historians alike.

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Nuclear Medicine

See the history of nuclear medicine and how it contributed to the advancement of medical technology.

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Nano

"Nano: Imagine and discover the world you can't see" is an exhibit about big ideas that come from the small world of nanoscience.

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Nuclear Waste Transportation

This exhibit features how radioactive waste is managed in a safe way.

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The Uranium Cycle

This exhibit explains the processes used to process and dispose of Uranium after use.

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Energy Encounter

The exhibit features interactive exhibits helping the visitor discover the place nuclear power has in our energy hungry world.

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Radiation 101

Get the basic facts about radiation in this exhibit.

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Hiroshima and Nagasaki

While the atomic bomb brought the war to a close, the after-effects of the bomb were felt for years in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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Cold War

In this exhibit, visitors will learn how close we came to another war before the end of the Cold War.

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Atomic Culture/ Pop Culture

Every visitor will be entertained while viewing the cultural items surrounding the dawning of the Atomic Age!

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Little Albert’s Lab

The future belongs to the children of today. Little Albert’s Lab will help children of all ages grasp the concepts of physics, the basis of all sciences.

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Decision to Drop

It is said that the dawn of the Atomic Age began with the testing of the world’s first atomic bomb. This exhibit will show visitors just how much influence over the modern world this test created.

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Pioneers of the Atom

Visitors will step back in time to meet the individuals who influenced the nuclear world.

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Summer Camp

Register today for our "Science is Everywhere" Summer Camp, taking place May 31 - August 5, 2016, for children 6-16 years. These week-long sessions include topics such as "Atomic Comics," "Get Glowing," "Voyage to the Deep" and more!

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B-52B Stratofortress Restoration

The Museum will restore the exterior of its B-52B Stratofortress this Spring and Summer! With a surface area of over 2/3 of an acre, and with paint costing $460 per gallon, this will be a huge undertaking. Help us restore this iconic aircraft today!

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Asian Heritage Event

Join us for one of the most beautiful events of the year! Come celebrate the 20th Annual Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Festival on Saturday, May 14, from 10 am to 3 pm. A day of dancing, martial arts, food sampling, origami and more!

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Membership Camp